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Update June 26, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court partially granted the government's request to stay the preliminary injunctions on the 90-day travel ban, which had been issued by U.S. District Courts in Maryland and Hawaii. The decision, however, contains an important exception that upholds the injunction for individuals "who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States." To qualify as a bona fide relationship with a U.S. entity, the Court states that "the relationship must be formal, documented, and formed in the ordinary course, rather than for the purpose of evading EO–2." The Court gives the following examples of individuals who would likely have the required "bona fide relationship" with a U.S. entity, and therefore would remain exempt from the 90-day ban:

  • Students who have been admitted to a U.S. school (e.g., F-1, M-1, or J-1 student)
  • Workers who accept an offer of employment from a U.S. employer (e.g., H-1B, O-1, TN)
  • Lecturers invited to address an American audience

The Court stated in its decision:

"In practical terms, this means that §2(c) may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States. All other foreign nationals are subject to the provisions of EO–2."

"The facts of these cases illustrate the sort of relationship that qualifies. For individuals, a close familial relationship is required. A foreign national who wishes to enter the United States to live with or visit a family member,like Doe’s wife or Dr. Elshikh’s mother-in-law, clearly has such a relationship. As for entities, the relationship must be formal, documented, and formed in the ordinary course, rather than for the purpose of evading EO–2. The students from the designated countries who have been admitted to the University of Hawaii have such a relationship with an American entity. So too would a worker who accepted an offer of employment from an American company or a lecturer invited to address an American audience."

The Supreme Court also formally lifted the injunction on the government's study that could lead, under section 2(e) of the executive order, to an indefinite ban on entry by nationals of countries that do not provide the U.S. government with sufficient information on their citizens who are applying for U.S. visas or immigration benefits.

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An executive order was issued March 6, 2017.  The order addresses efforts to improve the screening and vetting protocols and procedures associated with visa-issuance process and the United States Refugee Admissions Program.

We remind everyone holding paper or implied visitor visas that a visa does not guarantee passage into the United States of America. US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Officers have complete discretion on whether individuals are permitted entry into the USA.

 

Important Notice

Message from President regarding travel ban to the U.S. 
 
An executive order took effect January 27, 2017, banning entry into the United States by nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
 
I am sure I speak on behalf of the entire University of Windsor community in reaffirming our belief in the importance of treating all people, regardless of their nationality, religion, skin colour, or ability, with respect and dignity.
 
We caution undergraduate, graduate students, faculty, and staff who are citizens of these seven countries against crossing the Windsor-Detroit border until otherwise notified, and remind all students holding visitor visas that a visa does not guarantee passage into the United States of America. US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Officers have complete discretion on whether individuals are permitted entry into the USA.
 
We will provide every support we can in these uncertain times. The University will provide updates as they become available. General questions can be directed to the International Student Centre (isc@uwindsor.ca).
 
Alan Wildeman, President and Vice-Chancellor

The International Student Centre (ISC) facilitates the well-being of students engaged in international experiences, providing continuous support to help them succeed

The University of Windsor has one of the most internationalized student bodies in Canada, and international students contribute significantly to all aspects of our campus. (President's Strategic Plan)

The ISC guides and supports international students starting before arrival on campus - right up to graduation. Canadian students will also find opportunities here to meet people from around the world and to travel abroad on Exchange.

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The International Students Centre is located on the 2nd floor of Laurier Hall , our entrance is just north of the Laurier Hall Residence entrance.

HOURS:  Monday - Friday  8:30am - 4:30pm

 

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has introduced new regulations for international students. Read about these changes here.